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11-12-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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asavings -- has anyone had experience with them?

Can anyone tell me if asavings is a reputable seller? I called them and they said that they are an authorized pentax dealer. I'm thinking about buying the DA* 55mm from them.

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no experience, but i do have it with buy.com and they are less expensive.

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11-12-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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Yes, buy.com is a good retailer... But do you know if they are an authorized pentax dealer???
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apparently not:

Store Locator - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site


ETA: It's very strange that Beach doesn't show up. I would contact Pentax and ask. That way you will have a print record.


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I bought the pentax 17-70 as well as the Olympus m4/3 9-18mm from asavings, no problems here (claimed a pentax rebate on the 17-70, that is pretty good proof i think). I think they are related to tristate camera, like the parent company name or something like that. FWIW, I talked to pentax cs before I bought my k5 from provantage. They stated if it was bought in the us from a us retailer it is warranted unless the seller explicitly says grey market...I had no problem registering the camera at the pentax USA site as well ( kind of off topic but sort of relevant!)
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I bought the pentax 17-70 as well as the Olympus m4/3 9-18mm from asavings, no problems here (claimed a pentax rebate on the 17-70, that is pretty good proof i think). I think they are related to tristate camera, like the parent company name or something like that. FWIW, I talked to pentax cs before I bought my k5 from provantage. They stated if it was bought in the us from a us retailer it is warranted unless the seller explicitly says grey market...I had no problem registering the camera at the pentax USA site as well ( kind of off topic but sort of relevant!)
Mhm. Pentax USA told me the same thing when I asked (several months ago).
If I can't find a good DA* 55mm here on the forum then my next cheapest option is to buy it from asavings via eBay (get eBay bucks and cashback).

Thanks guys for your responses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ubuntu_user Quote
If I can't find a good DA* 55mm here on the forum then my next cheapest option is to buy it from asavings via eBay (get eBay bucks and cashback).
Microsoft's BING cashback for ebay was terminated a few months ago.
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Asavings is still close to the cheapest available new, on eBay. Buy.com has it for $600 even shipped though (to the OP).

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Microsoft's BING cashback for ebay was terminated a few months ago.
Mhm... but there are still other cash back programs out there.

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Asavings is still close to the cheapest available new, on eBay. Buy.com has it for $600 even shipped though (to the OP).
With eBay bucks and CB I get it cheaper on eBay than buy.com...
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What site do you use for cashback at ebay now? I am in the bucks program as well but use eBay alot less since the MS cashback program ended.
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What site do you use for cashback at ebay now? I am in the bucks program as well but use eBay alot less since the MS cashback program ended.
Well, I'm not sure that I am allowed post the actual site here. It's not nearly as much as Bing... I saved so much with bing, it's not even funny!

I'll PM you the info.
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Hey guys, Google Alerts pointed me to these forums. If you guys have any questions about us, feel free to PM me or call our toll free number, which I won't post here cause that's blatant advertising and besides, you're all savvy enough to find it

Thanks for checking us out.
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Well, I just pulled the trigger (thanks nater) on the DA* from asavings!

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I'm new here, so maybe my forum vernacular is wrong, but if "pulled the plug" means you opted not to work with us, I'm sorry.

I had hoped having a presence in the forum would encourage, rather than discourage, members to work with us. If you guys feel I was wrong to create an account, I apologize, but I certainly welcome your feedback on our membership.

I would very much like to learn why you feel we should, or should not, take a part in the forum.
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I have no problem with sellers participation as long as its to answer questions and such. As you said, blatant advertising can be a pain - so I'm glad you didn't do that here.
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